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Taylor Ranch KinderCare

Aubrey Trujillo, Center Director

5101 Montano Rd. NW Albuquerque NM 87120
(505) 897-1694 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
On Montano west of Golf Course On Montano west of Coors

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Chamiza, Marie Hughes, Tierra Antigua

We are enrolling in all of our classrooms. We offer care from age six weeks up to 12 years old. You are able to stop by at any time Monday-Friday from 6:30 am until 6:00 pm. We will be able to show you our classrooms, introduce you to our teachers and answer any questions you may have. We also are enrolling in our Learning Adventures program. This is an extra tutorial class that is one on one with our LA teacher. The classes that we offer are phonics, math, music, reading, cooking. These classes are very beneficial to your child's learning, confidence and getting ready for kindergarten.

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We strongly believe in developing the whole child and specialize in assisting your child's growth in the areas of social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. At KinderCare, we take the time to get to know each and every one of our families as individuals, while creating strong professional bonds. With that being said, our parents consider us as an extension of their families as well. In addition to a safe, secure and stimulating environment for your child to develop in, you will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Aubrey Trujillo, Center Director

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Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

We have a variety of different teachers who have various experience working with children and their families.  Most of our teachers have education degrees in Early Learning Education and all of our teachers have their CPR and First Aid certificates. Our experience, education, and certification allows for your child to have the best and most safe educational learning experience.

  • Aubrey Trujillo

    Aubrey Trujillo, Center Director

    I love being able to be the role model, adn teach children through music, dance, play and with their imaginations.When I walk in a room and the children are excited, and give me hugs, and know they are loved, that is what inspires me to come to work each day.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Melissa Garcia

    Melissa Garcia, Assistant Director

    Play, Learn and Grow Together!

     Ms. Melissa worked for KinderCare for 6 years.  She started as the Cook and Staff Support.  In 2015 she was promoted Third-in-Charge.  In March of 2016 she became Assistant Director.  She's enjoy's being able to make a difference in each of the children's life by creating new ways of learning through our enriched curriculum.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Melissa has two child of her own and always loved babysitting.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Charlotte's Web
    Year Started:
    7/21/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Hope

    Ms. Hope, Preschool/Pre-K

    Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

    Hope is the oldest of five siblings. She understands the importance of being a positive role model. She love to be around children and teaching them new and fun things. She is amazing at teaching children through song, and believes that learning should be fun.

    Previous Experience:
    Working in an Early childhood education program, where the class was a multi-Age class from 2-5, and with an organization that helps assist families with foster children and adoptation.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    5/4/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Associates in Child, Youth, and Family
  • Ms. Bernadette

    Ms. Bernadette, Transitional Kindergarten

    Tell me and I will forget. Teach me and I will remember. Involve me and I will learn.

    Ms. Bernadette has been working with children for 12 years. She six children that are envoloved in sports and more. She does volunteer to help out the PTA, which she was a apart of for eight years. Ms. Bernadette has worked with children 2 years old to 12 years old. She enjoys working and teaching children new things. "It's amazing to watch the children's faces when they learn something new."

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Bernatte has been a director, ran a school age program, a toddler teacher and preschool teacher. She was also a PTA president and one of her children's school.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree and Dont Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
    Year Started:
    5/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    NAC
  • Ms. Tasha

    Ms. Tasha, School Age

    It starts with a dreams. Dreams create desires, desires create determination, which leads us to our destiny.

    Ms. Tasha hass children of her own that she is very involved with and active in their educational and sports as well. Ms. Tasha is currently working on her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, and will be graduating soon. Ms. Tasha is amazing with our school age programs, and implements a lot of physical and artistic activities, along with helping the children with their homework!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tasha has worked at other early learning center prior to kindercare as a preschool and pre-k teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Tarzan
    Year Started:
    7/16/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Rae

    Ms. Rae, Chef

    Never let a stumble in the road be the end of your journey

    Rae has been in the Early Education field since 1993. She loves teaching children. She gets excited when children create art. She believes that children learn through play.
     

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?
    Year Started:
    5/4/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Working on CDA
  • Ms. Marjorie

    Ms. Marjorie, Health and Safety Coordinator and Support Staff

    All students can learn and succeed, but not on the same day in the same way

    Ms. Marjorie has been working at the center for 10 years! She is truely amazing with all ages and even drives the school age children to school in the mornings. Ms. Marjorie really understands the fundamentals of learning and the importance of making every children feel loved.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Marjorie is a great teacher and has been working with children for so many years. She has been everything from a chef to an infant teacher and more with our center!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Red Fern Grows
    Year Started:
    12/16/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+
  • Ms. Bethany

    Ms. Bethany, Support Staff

    Being able to help children grow every day and watch them learn is one of the most rewarding experiences as a teacher.

    Working at KinderCare has given Ms. Bethany an opportunity to do what she loves while learning new areas and ideas in Early Childhood Education. When she teaches, Ms. Bethany wants children to be able to realize what they are learning, especially if they make a mistake. Being able to admit their own mistakes and fix them is a huge part in a child's growth.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Bethany worked as a babysitter, and has coached sports teams!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Because of Winn-Dixie
    Year Started:
    7/13/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Working on her BA
  • Ms. Samantha

    Ms. Samantha, Transitional Kindergarten

    I'm the master of my fate, and the captain of my soul.

    Ms. Samantha is a mother of one, and loves working with children.She has worked in before and after school programs, and is amazing at doing crafts with the students. She is currently working towards her CDA, and wants to become a teacher.

    Previous Experience:
    Has worked with before and after school programs, and have been a caregiver for infants to preschool age.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Rainbow Fish
    Year Started:
    9/21/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    working on CDA
  • Ms. Ema

    Ms. Ema, Learning Adventure Specialist and Support Staff

    The best teachers are those who tell you where to look, but not what to see.

    Ms. Ema has worked in the preschool classrooms as a teacher, and is currently going to school to further her education. She currently teaches the Learning Adventure program for children in low ratios. Ms. Ema belives that children are truely precious, and loves that she is able to expand their learning!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ema has worked with child all ages and is very creative
    Year Started:
    7/27/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

About Our Center

Our center operates at the highest quality care and education for our students, and we are a 5 star NAEYC Accredited center!

We believe that the first five years of a child's life is the most important; it is where children learn and grow mentally and physically the most. Here at our center we have multi-age classrooms. This is beneficial to our students, because it allows them to learn at their own pace with the support of their teachers.

Our teachers provide our families a safe, fun, loving, and nurturing environment, which help our students learn and build self confidence. Our teachers have experience and education to be able to help and support each student's individual needs as they learn and grow.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish
  • Navajo

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our top priority at KinderCare is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our children, families and staff. We do this through rigorous training and constant assessment and evaluation of proper policies and procedures. your child's security begins at the front door. All guests and alternative pick-up arrangements are checked for identification and escorted through the building. Every one of our teachers have cleared local, state and federal background checks, including fingerprinting. We are trained in infant and child CPR and first aid. We do routine fire, storm and lock down drills to remain prepared for the unexpected. Throughout the day, your child will be supervised at all times. No child is ever left unattended, not even for a minute. The teachers have all been trained in supervision, discipline and guidance as well as developmentally appropriate practices, to endure they understand the risks associated with the children in their care. If your child has any food allergies or specific medical conditions, we will work with you to ensure your child's well-being. We also take the responsibility of your child's emotional security very seriously. We want every child to feel safe, loved and respected while at KinderCare.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I had a parent inquire about us in October, that are moving from Long Beach, CA. The mother said that they would be living here between January and February. They were finally able to come down here to look for housing and a center. The mother was so happy when they drove up to the center, because her son saw the building and was yelling school school! They came in and the little boy started to ask where his friends were. They mother said after the tour, that he went to a KinderCare in Long Beach, and that because he saw the sign and the red roof, he was ready to come in. She said that she felt very comfortable leaving him here, because we stayed in contact with her and that she knew all her son would have to get use to were the new teachers and children, and because the curriculum and schedules were the same, it would be the perfect fit!

- Assistant Director

When I first started my son at KinderCare he was only 3 months old and I was very nervous to leave him. When I met his teacher my worries subsided. I love his teacher and the way she is with the infants. She talks to them and comforts them. I definitely feel confident in leaving him for the day I know the love and care that he needs throughout the day, will be given to him by his teacher.

- Mother

My son started at KinderCare when he was two years old. Prior to KinderCare he was at a home daycare. KinderCare really helped him catch up to where he should be as far as speech, large and small motor skills. They also really helped him master his potty training. I am thankful that he has had great teachers all the way through his journey at KinderCare. He is now almost seven and going into first grade. He is in the School Age before and after school program, which really helps me out because with my work schedule I would not be able to take him to and from school. The fact that they bus him to and from his school back to KinderCare has really helped me so much.

- Father

I have raised three boys in my years of service at KinderCare. My oldest son is 17 and excelled in the KinderCare program by reading at four years old. I have two other boys who are nine and two. My nine-year-old son took the Learning Adventures Reading program because he wasn’t progressing the way he should. Through the reading program at KinderCare it boosted his confidence and is now reading one grade above where he should be. My two-year-old is defiantly two, but he loves his class and his teachers! He also loves the Learning Adventures Music program. I am so grateful to the KinderCare curriculum and special staff members that have served me and my family for fifteen years!

- Mother
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